It is pretty much official, we’ll be moving to Utah this summer assuming the deal on the house closes the way we expect it to. We don’t have a move day yet, probably July if everything works out.
We did a lot of research online before going out there to look at homes. I used two websites for this, BlueRoof.com and UtahRealEstate.com. I found that BlueRoof was really good for locating potential homes in a specific area (thank you Google Maps mashup), but didn’t always have the level of detail about each home that Utah Real Estate did. Fortunately Utah Real Estate did something really smart, they made it easy to view information about a home based on the MLS number. Just go to utahrealestate.com/some_mls_number_here and you’re there. Most of their site isn’t very pretty, but at least they got the clean URL thing going for them.
If you are pondering a similar move, be aware that the real estate and consumer protection laws in Utah don’t appear to be nearly as thorough as California, so do your homework and keep a close on eye the details.
BarCamp Sacramento is coming up soon, and I’ll be there for the Saturday, but not the Sunday. There is additional info on the BarCamp Sacramento wiki, where you can add a topic for suggestion or what you’ll be presenting.
So head on over and saw hi if you are in the Sacramento area on weekend of June 2nd.
Everything TypePad: Go beyond blogging with TypePad Pages – Now TypePad has a Pages features, sounds similar to the Pages feature in WordPress.
RealMetrics – Performance reviews of online service providers – If this is legit, then it looks like a good place to get hard numbers on the performance of various companies/services.
Tags: performance metrics hosting
Use Your Driver’s License as a Debit Card – I wonder how the DMV feels about this? Will the rate of stolen driver’s licenses go up? I do like the idea of only having to carry one card though.
Tags: money creditcard
- Cocoa XML-RPC Client – If you have to debug XML-RPC, this would be a very useful app.
Tags: xml-rpc macosx
- BarCamp / BarCampSacramento – Wiki page for BarCamp Sacramento
Tags: sacramento wiki barcamp
- Painfully Obvious Â» Blog Archive Â» Packing Prototype – Discussion on why Prototype.js doesn’t offer an official compressed version. I think Prototype.js is getting so big at this point that they should develop it with the compression tools in mind.
Links for Tue 15 May 2007:
- K9 Web Protection – Free Internet Filter and Parental Control Software – No Mac version yet (planned), but this might work for family Windows box.
Tags: filter web
- Particletree Â» Rediscovering the Button Element – Another method for nice looking buttons, that will look the same across different browsers.
Tags: html css forms button
Ryan does a good job of describing the catch-22 between WordPress and PHP 5. Here’s a great line from his post:
Developer convenience is secondary to the convenience of users, however. Chasing the latest tools and stranding users in the process is not cool.